Freedom Counselling therapists are highly qualified, with a minimum of a Master of Arts education and certified by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors as Registered Clinical Counsellors. Give us a call at 250-550-5482 to book an appointment with someone today!
Dr. Calista Ward, M.D., M.A., B.A., R.C.C.
Dr. Calista Ward has a unique approach to counselling, as she holds dual degrees in medicine and psychology. Combining the latest psychological research and counselling practices with a medical understanding of the human body, she is able to bring a wholistic perspective to your situation.
Rejecting the notion that a clinical approach means cold and impersonal, Calista brings with her an unsurpassed appreciation for the human spirit. She delights in creating connection with her clients, participating in their hurts, fears, and failures on their path to freedom.
Areas of Specialty: • eating disorders • abuse recovery • children/teens • parenting • preventative medicine • women’s issues
“I am constantly amazed at the power of the human spirit to reach beyond what it thought possible in order to fly free. I am honored to be a part of this process.”
– Calista Ward
Vern Ward, M.A., B.A., R.C.C.
Vern Ward has had his counselling approach shaped by his background as a university professor. Through nearly a decade of teaching experience, Vern Ward has learned how to provide psychological concepts in a personal way that clients can clearly understand.
Vern is an expert at listening through the “noise” of clients’ lives and identifying the root issues at the heart of their problems. With simple, practical steps he helps clients devise a plan to help them take back control of their lives.
Areas of Specialty: couples in crisis • communication • addictions • anger management • anxiety/obsessions • sexuality
“Although connecting with clients is the most important part of therapy, I love helping them identify and change negative patterns of behavior using concrete, effective strategies.”
– Vern Ward
Jadon Ward, M.A., M.A., R.C.C., C.C.C.
Jadon Ward comes to Freedom Counselling with dual MA degrees, including a Master of Arts Counselling Psychology. Previous to working in Kelowna, Jadon was counselling in a university campus wellness center on the coast. He is in touch with the issues facing youth and young adults in a technologically advancing society.
Jadon seeks to share the latest psychological research with his clients in a way that leaves them feeling heard and understood. He views the counselling experience as a unique journey the therapist and client take together, and allows the client space take initiative in session. Jadon sees the natural strength and purpose found within the human soul and encourages them to use this to combat the issues they are facing in the moment.
Areas of Specialty: depression • anxiety • disordered eating • youth issues • ADHD • anger • stress • work and career • communication
“Each person holds within themselves the keys to positive transformation in their lives. By recognizing and empowering the unique purpose and passion of the individual lasting change can occur.”
– Jadon Ward